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Merlin ERD sponsor the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition

Merlin ERD sponsor the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition

As industry leading extended reach and complex well drilling engineering specialists, Merlin ERD is delighted to announce their sponsorship of the 2019 SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition being held in The Hague, Netherlands in March 2019. This annual event is one of the largest in the industry and is jointly hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).


This popular event provides an opportunity for global oil and gas professionals to discuss industry challenges and experience the latest innovations designed to address technical problems and improve drilling performance.


Throughout the event Merlin ERD will be hosting technical sessions; enabling the sharing of knowledge and expertise about extended reach, high angle and complex well drilling issues and how to avoid them.


Merlin ERD will also be delivering training taster sessions aimed at providing delegates the opportunity to understand the value training can add to both their individual and company drilling performance.


Merlin ERD engineers will be available for meetings in the sponsor meeting room to answer engineering and operations questions in addition to the training sessions. For the first time the popular LinkedIn Haggler session will be live on tour.  You can test your ERD and complex well knowledge with this multiple-choice quiz hosted by Merlin’s Engineering Manager, Neil Armstrong.

The team look forward to welcoming valued customers and contacts to the SPE/IADC International Drilling Conference and Exhibition and would encourage you to get in touch to arrange a time to meet.  More details on Merlin’s sessions will be provided at the beginning of 2019.

Sponsors confirmed to date are:


Saudi Aramco – Platinum Partner

Shell- Gold Partner

Transocean- Gold Partner

BP- Silver Partner/Young Professionals Lunch Sponsor

Merlin ERD – Silver Partner

Abaco Drilling – Silver Partner


Baker Hughes- Exhibition Entrance and Delegate Bag Sponsor

Schlumberger- Lanyards Sponsor

KCA Deutag- Coffee Breaks Sponsor

Exebenus- Patron Sponsor


Contact us now for more information


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